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Diaper Cream for your Natural Baby

Homemade Diaper Cream

Okay, I know this is not a post for everyone, but I do feel it is going to be a very educating one for Moms, Dads, future parents, grandparents, and anyone else who knows a child… I think that means almost everyone! I have written about toxic ingredients found in body products previously. Once you start looking and reading ingredients found in your favorite products, you will see why I am so passionate about this.

Our skin, our largest organ, absorbs what we put on it. Each year, the average woman absorbs 5lbs of damaging chemicals each year thanks to unnatural beauty products! Is that why breast cancer is at an all time high? It is unclear, but traces of parabens, have been found in breast cancer tumors. As I have previously stated, parabens build up in our systems, mimic the female sex hormone, estrogen, and can lead to estrogen dominance, and therefore, cancer. This is why I do not want to take a chance and use unnatural products on myself, or my family.

What is even more sickening, is that all of these products, made for infants are FULL of these cancer causing chemicals. With a lack of knowledge, loving parents, grandparents, and caretakers, are slathering these precious little ones in chemicals! I am guilty of this as well. I chose natural products for the most part, but I listened to my sons pediatrician on the best products to protect their little tushies. Doctors know sick care, they are not aware of health care. They know how to prescribe, not to prevent.

This is so important! Not only do we need to read the ingredients of what we eat, but also what we are putting on our bodies, and our children’s bodies. Maybe, just maybe, if everyone had this knowledge, cancer would be much closer to obsolete! Maybe instead of 41% of Americans deemed to get cancer in their lifetime, it would be 4%. I know every little bit helps. Every little positive change we make helps us maintain our health and prevent sickness. I know it can be over whelming at first, making all of these natural changes to remove chemicals, but I promise, it gets easier and will become a natural thing you do, like brushing your teeth.

Once my son turned 12 months old, his skin became very sensitive. I tried just about every type of diaper cream, was in and out of the doctors office, and nothing helped. Once I finally looked at the ingredients of these “high quality” diaper creams I was appalled. They were filled with parabens, mineral oils, and other toxic ingredients. How could I be so naive? Well, like most new parents, I trusted their doctor and didn’t do my own research. I just wanted his bum to heal.

So, I did what I new would be best… I made my own!

Coconut oil has antibacterial properties to fight infection, beeswax is a skin protectant and healer, raw shea also has amzing properties to protect and heal the skin. This is the perfect recipe to protect and heal those pure and perfect baby bums.

Naturally Made DIY Baby Bum Paste

* 1/2 c organic coconut oil (buy here)

* 1 c raw shea butter ( buy here)

* 1 oz or 1/4 cup bees wax (buy here)

* 1/4 cup zinc oxide (buy here)

* 1/4 cup Arrowroot powder (buy here)

* 1 Tbs vit e oil or light oil of choice (buy here) (Or add in my HEALING CALENDULA OIL)

* 10 drops of essential oil (optional)(buy here)

* 1/4 cup bentonite clay (optional)

* three 4 oz mason jars (buy here)

Homemade Diaper Cream
Set out all of your ingredients. I like to do this to stay organized.
Homemade Diaper Cream
Add the coconut oil, bees wax and raw shea butter to a metal bowl or double boiler.
Homemade Diaper Cream
This is my “mock” double boiler. I have now made this bowl strictly my “body products bowl.”
Homemade Diaper Cream
They will begin to melt. It should only take 5-7 minutes total. The bees wax will take the longest to melt.
Homemade Diaper Cream
Here it is almost complete with a little bees wax still melting. Stir until it is completely melted.
Homemade Diaper Cream
Romove bowl from heat. Add Arrowroot powder, Zinc, and Vitamin E or light oil of choice.
Homemade Diaper Cream
It will solidify a bit with some of the lighter oil on top. Use a whisk (not pictured) to ensure you don’t have any clumps and pour into containers.
Homemade Diaper Cream
They make the cutest gifts!

Homemade Diaper Cream

Homemade Diaper Cream

Homemade Diaper Cream


They make such cute little gifts you can give at a baby shower or just for your little one! I know we all want to do whats best for our loved ones! This is a great start!

18 thoughts on “Diaper Cream for your Natural Baby

  1. This is so great! We’ve never had rash issues so I’ve never really used diaper cream on the kiddos, but I’m almost tempted to make this just to give as gifts! Love it!


    1. You are so lucky! I forgot to write that it ended up that he has a tomato intolerance or allergy. Once we took out the tomatoes it cleared right up! However, I continue to make the diaper paste, because it is natural and it works great!


  2. I love this!! It’s everything I was looking for to use in a baby cream!!!! What is the consistency like?
    If I wanted to use calendula extract and chamomile extract, how much would you suggest I use and at what phase?


    1. Hi Tara!! I’m so happy you are going to try the diaper cream! We love it! For extracts I would suggest adding 10 drops of each to the bowl, after it cools to room temperature, and before it begins to solidify. Once it is completely cool, it will be very thick. The diaper cream offers great protection for those little tushies πŸ˜‰ I will sometimes throw it in the refrigerator to help it cool down more quickly! Let me know how it turns out!!


  3. I love the idea of making this myself and they do look like they would make lovely personal gifts. Do you think this is a cream that would also be good for babies with eczema? My daughter has suffered with that since she was 6 months old, and I find that even the shop-bought creams that claim to help are still too strong for her sensitive skin. I love the idea of using something natural and chemical free.


    1. Absolutely! It has healing ingredients that are perfect for sensitive skin and eczema! You can even add a little calendula oil to it! I have a recipe on a previous post with directions on how to add it to the diaper paste! I was fed up paying mucho bucks for creams that made my baby’s skin worse! Try and and let me know how your daughter does πŸ™‚


  4. Yes! Making this tomorrow. Using Calendula infused oil also to speed up healing πŸ™‚ Permission to share your recipe on my blog?


  5. Will it be ok to use Raw Mango Butter instead of Shea Butter? If so do I use the same amount? So excited to try this out for my grandchild πŸ™‚


    1. Hi Autumn! Bee’s wax is just another skin protectant and helps create a stronger barrier from wetness, etc, to the skin. In a pinch, I even just use strait coconut oil πŸ˜‰ It should be fine, but a different consistency. Let me know how it turns out! πŸ™‚


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